GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams won’t have leading receiver Cooper Kupp available for their NFC divisional playoff game against the top-seeded Green Bay Packers.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff and Sean McVay say they had a healthy, productive disagreement last week about Goff's readiness to return from thumb surgery.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, 4:35 p.m. ET, Fox. The Rams (11-6) stunned the Seahawks in Seattle in the wild-card round, with Jared Goff stepping in for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to play for the Rams on Saturday in Green Bay after injuring his ribs in Los Angeles' playoff victory at Seattle.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it was John Wolford's inexperience or Jared Goff's battered thumb under center, the Seattle Seahawks should have had the advantage.
SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is active for Saturday’s NFC wild-card matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
Goff suffered a right thumb injury in Week 16 against the...
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — John Wolford's NFL debut started with an interception on his first throw. It ended with the inexperienced quarterback fearlessly leading the Los Angeles Rams back to the...
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay spent the final week of the regular season worrying about how to put together an offensive game plan for his slumping Los Angeles Rams without their leading...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although John Wolford always believed he could be an NFL quarterback, he hadn't done much in his first three seasons at Wake Forest to persuade anybody else.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff will miss the Los Angeles Rams' regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals after undergoing surgery on his right thumb.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' sputtering offense is the biggest culprit in their slide from the top of the NFC West to the brink of missing the playoffs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said he was talking this week with his father about how much he enjoys watching backup quarterback John Wolford play.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Butt only played 11 snaps for Denver, and he made only two catches. The tight end's return from his latest major knee surgery still thrilled his teammates on an otherwise...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson called it a fitting ending to senior quarterback John Wolford's adversity-filled career — one where nothing seemed to come easy.
The four-year starter who battled through two difficult sack-filled 3-9 seasons to begin his career, threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns to help Wake Forest beat Texas A&M 55-52 in the Belk Bowl on Friday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Belk Bowl: Texas A&M (7-5) vs. Wake Forest (7-5), Dec. 29, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Texas A&M (7-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) vs. Wake Forest (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Charlotte, N.C.
Texas A&M: WR Christian Kirk, 730 yards receiving, 7 touchdowns.
Wake Forest: QB John Wolford, 2,792 yards passing, 25 touchdowns; 615 yards rushing, 10 touchdowns.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest wants to keep climbing up the Atlantic Coast Conference's postseason pecking order. For Duke, any bowl will do.
The Demon Deacons (7-4, 4-3) play host to the Blue Devils (5-6, 2-5) on Saturday in what amounts to a mythical state championship matchup with significant postseason implications for both teams.
"We just know that at this point," Duke safety Alonzo Saxton said, "it's win or go home."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The lead was about to slip away from Wake Forest when Demetrius Kemp took the ball away from No. 25 North Carolina State.
Kemp forced a fumble inches from the goal line in the final minutes and recovered it to preserve the Demon Deacons' 30-24 victory over N.C. State on Saturday night.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — If there ever was a game of two halves, this was it.
Syracuse had a 38-24 lead at halftime and held a 41-27 advantage with nine minutes left in the third quarter. But then it all fell apart for the Orange.
Led by a historic performance by quarterback John Wolford, Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) stormed back for a 64-43 win over Syracuse (4-6, 2-4), outscoring the Orange 40-5 in the second half and clinching a bowl berth in the process.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly can deal with a game-time reunion of defensive assistants Mike Elko and Clark Lea with their former boss, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson.
Whether Kelly's fifth-ranked Fighting Irish (7-1, No. 3 CFP) can deal on the field with the explosive Demon Deacons (5-3) is another matter.
—J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, accounted for 423 yards and threw four TD pass, including 16-yarder to Marcus Baugh with 1:48 left, to give the No. 6 Buckeyes a 39-38 victory over No. 2 Penn State.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's Greg Dortch kept zipping around, finding inventive ways to reach the end zone. For a change, the most explosive player in a Louisville game was someone other than Heisman Trophy-winner Lamar Jackson.
Dortch caught a school-record four of John Wolford's five touchdown passes in Wake Forest's 42-32 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.
"The impact he's had is, we have a big-play threat," coach Dave Clawson said of Dortch, "and that opens up everything."
Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 ACC) at No. 2 Clemson (5-0, 3-0), Saturday, Noon ET (ESPN2)
Line: Clemson by 21 ½.
Series record: Clemson leads 64-17-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Clemson is in the midst of another run at a national championship and needs to avoid slipups at home. Wake Forest is looking for its best start since its last ACC championship in 2006.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback John Wolford figured Wake Forest had lost its chance to escape the mountains with a win over Appalachian State when the Deacons jumped offside on a late field goal attempt.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford remembers walking off the field three years following a loss to Utah State feeling battered and bruised after getting knocked around.
He felt dramatically different on Saturday.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Demon Deacons dominated Utah State 46-10 to start 3-0 for the second straight season.
BOSTON (AP) — John Wolford is the first Wake Forest quarterback to start four straight season openers. Boston College's Anthony Brown is the first Eagle to win the opener in his freshman year.
On Saturday, they'll face each other in what has turned into a mini-Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry.
"Obviously, the competition level is going to jump way up," said Wake coach Dave Clawson, whose team wasn't challenged in a 51-7 victory over FCS Presbyterian. "I think there is still a lot to learn."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The only thing that stopped either of Wake Forest's top two quarterbacks was the halftime clock.
Presbyterian certainly couldn't do it.
Starter John Wolford accounted for four touchdowns, backup Kendall Hinton added three more and the Demon Deacons opened their season by routing the Blue Hose 51-7 on Thursday night.
Wolford threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, while Hinton had two scoring throws and a short TD run.
John Wolford is ready to make Wake Forest history.
The senior is set to become the program's first quarterback to start four consecutive season openers Thursday night when the Demon Deacons begin against Presbyterian of the FCS.
"It's an interesting situation and I'm happy that I'm playing," Wolford said. "I'm competitive, but ultimately we've got to go out and perform every day. It's a cool stat, but whatever happened three years ago, two years ago, one year ago, doesn't matter."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Wolford will begin his fourth season as Wake Forest's starting quarterback.
The Demon Deacons released their depth chart Friday, six days before the season opener against Presbyterian.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kendall Hinton is finally healthy again, back as Wake Forest's starting quarterback — and not as likely to take as many unnecessary chances on the field.
A knee injury kept him out of the final 10 games last season, and now that he's at 100 percent, he says the Demon Deacons' injury-plagued quarterbacks have to do more this year to keep themselves upright.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has dismissed backup quarterback Kyle Kearns from the team for a violation of team rules.
Coach Dave Clawson announced the dismissal Wednesday. The school's news release didn't specify the nature of the violation.
Kearns played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2016 but would have entered preseason practice behind three-year starter John Wolford and Kendall Hinton on the depth chart.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Wake Forest fans look back at 2016, perhaps they will remember an exciting victory in the Military Bowl as the culmination of the team's first winning season in eight years.
At least, that's what Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson would like to believe.
Wake Forest attached a positive ending to a season marred by scandal, using a strong performance by quarterback John Wolford to beat heavily favored Temple 34-26 on Tuesday in the Military Bowl.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Forget those old times of futility, and don't even worry about having to play football in a hurricane. Wake Forest is winning, and the way the Demon Deacons beat Syracuse 28-9 on Saturday night was methodical.
John Wolford ran for two touchdowns and a career-best 94 yards, and threw for 140 yards to lead Wake Forest (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Finley threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Wake Forest 33-16 on Saturday in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
Matt Dayes ran for 125 yards and a score for the Wolfpack (3-1), who won a league opener for the first time under fourth-year coach Dave Doeren.
Dayes' rushing TD was part of four straight scoring drives to open the game by the Wolfpack, who led 17-0 after the first quarter and 23-3 early in the second.